Combining astrology with traditional birthstones turns out to be a winning combination for an ardent believer of the same. Whether you're a temperamental crab, an outgoing lion, or a cool archer, birthstones according to the zodiac come up with the best gems to wear to bring you luck and favorable fortune. The two are intrinsically linked. Their mystical powers are enhanced when one complements the other.
There are varying versions of birthstones based on one's zodiac sign amongst different means of classification. Essentially, there are four main categories for this classification, the Gregorian Calendar, Modern birthstones that were adopted by the Jewelers of America and are followed throughout the United States, Australia, and Thailand, the Mystical birthstones of Tibet, and the Ayurvedic birthstone list that comes from India. For authenticity, many jewelers also carry a color chart that you can check when making a purchase.
Gemini, the sign of the twins, is an air sign and is associated with Agate, a variety of Quartz. Its complex structure gives it an opaque or translucent look. It is a semi-precious stone. Like the multifaceted personalities of a Gemini, Agate comes with various properties and colors, thus more suitable to this zodiac sign.
The sixth sign of the zodiac is Virgo, which is an earth sign symbolized by the Virgin. Their gemstone is the Carnelian. It is red in color. It was worn by ancient Egyptians as a source of lasting endurance. Carnelian is a mirror to the characteristics of Virgo and helps them in keeping their virtues intact and eliminating fear, for a prosperous life.
The Libran scales that symbolize this air sign are associated with the Libran's constant endeavor to maintain a balance in physical, mental and spiritual health. The birthstone for Librans is the olive-green Peridot. This is a rare and expensive stone. It was popularly used in Roman and Egyptian jewelry.
Scorpio is the second water sign and the eighth in the zodiac. It is associated with the birthstone Beryl. This is a translucent stone that comes in many colors. However, only the red and yellow stones are called beryl. Blue ones are known as aquamarines and green ones are known as emeralds. Yellow beryl, also known as the golden beryl is representative of Scorpio personality traits.
Whether you believe in birthstones and zodiac or not, should you choose to pick up a trinket or two, take a minute to think about your birthstone.